Global uptake of Open Access

The purpose of this paper is to provide a global picture of the current state of OA adoption by countries, using two indicators: publications in OA and references to articles in OA. Our research questions are as follows:

  • What proportion of the scientific output of countries is Open Access?
  • To what extent are different countries citing literature in open access?
  • Does OA publications correlate with OA references at the country level?
  • How does OA usage relate to the level of income of countries?
Marc-André Simard
Marc-André Simard
PhD Student, Université de Montréal

Marc-André is a Ph.D. student in Information science at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (Université Laval) and a Master’s degree in Information Science (Université de Montréal). His research focuses on bibliometrics, open access, and science policy.

Gita Ghiasi
Gita Ghiasi
Research Officer, IVADO & Université de Montréal

Gita Ghiasi is a Research Officer at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (Université de Montréal) and the Institute for Data Valorisation (IVADO). She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Concordia University and holds a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of Warsaw. Her research interests are critical data, research evaluation, bibliometrics, and science and technology policy. More specifically, her research focuses on exploring inequitable practices in the reward system of science and in identifying policy implications to orient the scientific evaluation system toward equity and equality outcomes.

Philippe Mongeon
Philippe Mongeon
Assistant Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University

I am an assistant professor at the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University, director of the Quantitative Science Studies Lab, and associate member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST).

Vincent Larivière
Vincent Larivière
Associate Professor, Université de Montréal